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Saturday, February 18, 2017

SEEING DESIRES CHANGE

2 Thessalonians 1:11 (NIV)
“… we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.”
            What a wonderful thing to pray for another person. What a great thing to desire to do good because you’ve been prompted by your faith in God. Too many people in this world, I fear, are unfamiliar with who God truly is and what He desires for them. Our Heavenly Father isn’t about rules and regulations. Some folks think being a Christian involves a bunch of ‘don’ts’. They never take the time to get to know Him for if they did they would realize that it isn’t about things you can’t do, but rather things that you will want to do that will benefit and bless you.
            Many of the unsaved view the “religious” as uptight people bound by their rules. True believers are some of the freest people you will ever meet. The things they don’t do they don’t do because they no longer have a desire to do them, not because they are not allowed. It is not religion that should be the focal point, but rather a relationship. When you become a Christian you are entering into a relationship with the Creator of the Universe. You live in accordance to the Ten Commandments because your life has been changed but you are no longer held to that standard. In spite of that you live by them anyway without even realizing it. God begins to change you on the inside. Your desires change. The better to come to know Him the more you will understand what He asks of you. You will benefit in this life far more by serving God than by serving yourself.
            Knowing that someone is constantly praying for you should cause you to want to live right. There is nothing boring about God. Seek God’s face daily and see what He has in store for you this day.  Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
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